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Quicksand - The Mysterious Disappearance of Dakotaroo

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The first in Krista Michelle Breen's adventures of Dakotaroo. T.J. Thompson's world is thrown upside down when her beloved Appaloosa pony mysteriously disappears into the fog. T.J. and her fearless friend Adrienne Brooks embark on a puzzling cross country journey in search of Dakotaroo. Aided in their adventure by Adrienne's annoying younger brother Phillip, the girls soon ...more
Paperback, 173 pages
Published June 22nd 2012 by Groundskeeper's Cottage Press (first published 2004)
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Ciara
Mar 13, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-i-ve-read
It seems so many young adult books string a series of un-descriptive sentences together, forming a sort of plot where the characters have no depth of emotion through a bunch of conflicts happening to them. Not so here-- this book is written for middle-schoolers, but shows a notable range of emotions and attention to detail that made it an easy, enjoyable read for an adult. The conflict is genuine, and the facts are all there, which make it the best kind of book about horses.

All the riding, the
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Jenna
Feb 27, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Young readers and horse lovers will absolutely love this book! Breen has written a mystery that captivates and engages the reader and keeps you wanting more. I adore T.J., Adrienne, and Mickey. They are such realistic characters that any young teen could relate to them.
It's obvious that Krista Michelle Breen has a passion for writing and horses alike. Most of my knowledge of horses has come from reading Dick Francis's mystery novels. I can see why Breen's books have been called "Dick Francis fo
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Jemima Pett
Feb 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: adventure, animals, mg, horses
Reviewed on April 19th as part of the A to Z Blog Challenge

Most of the times I sit down to write a review of a middle-grader book I have to remind myself, yes, but what would a middle-grader think? This time I had no problem with that. This time when I started reading, I was back as my twelve-year-old self before I turned to the second page. It’s a pony book!

Pony books need a nice owner/rider, an adventure, a challenge, someone doing something that the pony and his/her owner/rider will overcome,
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Devynne
Jan 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
After reading book three and loving it I had to start from the frist book and work my way to the last book this serise is really good! If your a horse lover like me this is a must read serise :)

The first book starts the serise myster question "Who stold Dakotaroo and why give it to a boy name Mickey Skyhouse to win a race?" It's these question that's stuck in Mickey's head when a little girl name T.J. comes to Montana and claims her horse again after one morning finding her gone with no sighe
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Nikki Bennett
Jan 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
The whole Dakotaroo series is wonderful for horse-crazy kids. This is the first book in the series.

When TJ's beloved horse Dakotaroo is stolen, not only must she and her friends track down Dakotaroo's abductor, they must also figure out why she was stolen in the first place. This book divides the action into what seems like almost two separate stories. The first is the story of Dakotaroo's disappearance and how TJ discovers what happened to her (aided by her friend Adrienne's dorky and extremely
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Stephanie
Apr 02, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: young-adult
While reading this book I tried to put myself back into the mind-frame of the young horse-crazy girl I used to be. I know that it is a book that girl would certainly have loved, although the adult in me enjoyed it too! The story was charming, with all sorts of little facts and horse-speak that would have made that little girl smile and nod knowingly. The plot kept me guessing all the way, and I read the book in one day, since I couldn't put it down. Guaranteed to be a hit with young hippophiles ...more
Kristin
Jan 06, 2011 rated it it was amazing
It's a very good book. when iread it i don't want to put it down. I enjoy reading quicksand and i am exiccted to read ther second book hardware i also own . Ilike how it doesn't drag on and that the problem is at the begining . it's never a doll moment with this seris .iwould like to order the third and frouth books but i can't find a website where i can order it can you tell me where i can find a

place to order them online or where i can find them! Thanks Krissy17@live.ca






Christine
Feb 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Enjoyed this book very much. A review will follow shortly!
Krista Breen
Jul 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Recommended to Krista by: http://dakotaroo.com/roolog/
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Krista Michelle Breen lives in Rockwood, Ontario, with her two children, Walker and Aniela and her husband Doug. Krista's grade school teachers repeatedly asked her to stop talking about horses, stop writing about horses and to please draw something other than horses. When not thinking about T.J. and Adrienne, Krista spends her time teaching young riders, doing laundry and trying to fit her horse ...more
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